September 12, 2018 | 1400 - 1500
This course describes floodplains and the potential hazards to buildings. Unless there are flood openings that allow floodwaters to flow into and out of enclosures below the Base Flood Elevation, hydrostatic pressure builds up on the foundation walls and can cause major damage. The course also defines the differences in engineered and non-engineered flood openings and their ability to ensure resilient structures. It explains the differences between wet flood-proofing and dry flood-proofing techniques, and when they are applicable.
Smart Vent Products
Zach Faulkner is the Flood Mitigation Specialist for Smart Vent Products in the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. With a background of 100+ presentations promoting for the company, Zach has instructed architects, code officials, surveyors, builders, and homeowners on best practices for flood mitigation.